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May 6, 2006

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Winnie, the Pet of the Day
Name: Winnie
Age: Ten years old
Gender: Female
Kind: Thoroughbred Mare
Home: Omaha, Nebraska, USA
   This is my horse Winnie - her full name is "Won Me Over". She is very special because I have known her a long time although I've only had her a year and a half. My Aunt and Uncle, who live in Minnesota, gave me Winnie as a "just because" present. They own and breed Thoroughbreds and race them and Winnie was retired from racing, although she was good at it.

    Not only is Winnie special because my aunt and uncle gave her to me, but because when I got her, I was only the 2nd person to ride her. Besides jockies, my uncle had only ridden her once. So, I got to train her from scratch! All she really knew when I got her was to run! I worked with her and trained her from day one, and now she's the best horse ever! Her very first horse show was only two months after I got her, two months of training, and she got a blue ribbon! In her second show she got more ribbons and ended up getting reserve champion!

    My horse is special to me because of the bond we have created. She follows me around and I can tell she loves me! Also, she was a generous gift I got from my caring family who knew I would take great care of her. And last but definitely not least, because I trained her, with some help from my awesome coach, but mostly just me! Together, Winnie and I are an inseparable team! She really has Won Me Over!

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